Lane on westbound 836 ramp closed until Monday

One lane in the construction area of 836 heading west has been closed since Thursday evening and will remain closed through the weekend, authorities said.

The closed lane is on the westbound ramp on 836 that joins the Palmetto (826). Traffic will be limited to one lane and the exit to Northwest 72nd Avenue will remain open.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, the southbound lanes on Northwest 72nd Avenue, between Northwest 11th Street and Northwest Eight Street, will be closed. They will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday.

The closures were the result of an accident involving a truck carrying a large piece of equipment that slammed into the overpass. The truck was too high for the clearance. The equipment hit the beam, causing chunks of concrete to come crashing into the roadway, said Oscar Gonzalez, spokesman for the SR 826/SR 836 Interchange Reconstruction Project. No one was harmed in the accident.

“As a precuationary means, we took traffic off the one lane that sits on that particular beam, and we’ll be working over the weekend to repair the beam,” he said.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during rush hour. The lane is expected to open again Monday afternoon.

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